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Network Product Developer

Annual Salary: 60000
Job REF: D1754
Published Date: 04-17-2019

Reports to the Product Development Manager, Leeds


My client is a leading managed service provider with a rich end-to-end solution portfolio covering the spectrum of Connectivity, Cloud and Collaboration, designed and delivered by our own highly skilled teams from their privately owned, UK based infrastructure.

With the IT landscape in constant evolution, my client is built around today’s modern IT challenges offering application, collaboration, infrastructure, network and IT security services.


The role

The Product Development function is responsible for developing new products that enhance the service portfolio of the company.  You will assist the function with the development of new and the enhancement of existing network products and services.



Duties will include, but are not restricted to the following:

  • Design and development of new network and security related products
  • Working with other members of Product Development in designing and developing network related elements of new products
  • Working closely with Product Management to help define product capabilities based on technical knowledge and experience
  • Working closely with the Core Network team to understand the existing core network, and to ensure new services are integrated correctly with it
  • Documenting completed services and performing a handover to other departments for in-service delivery and support
  • Follow the company Service Transition and Change Control procedures for production platforms and services
  • Adherence to the company Solutions Limited ISO09001 and ISO27001 certification standards: Compliance with policies and procedures – Handling and protection of information – Reporting of security events – Implementing appropriate policies and procedures


Person Specification

The ideal candidate will be a bright and enthusiastic individual who is dedicated to achieving great results, they will ideally have the following skills, attributes, and experience:

  • An intelligent self-starter with the ability to work on their own initiative to solve problems
  • Work to tight timescales
  • A fast learner with the ability to pick up new skills quickly
  • Ability to think laterally
  • Must be flexible and work as part of a team
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate, coordinate and work with other departments
  • Strong problem diagnosis skills
  • Ability to effectively pass on knowledge to other people


Technical Skills


The ideal candidate will have a good level of technical knowledge and have experience with a variety of network technologies.

Able to demonstrate several years’ experience, understanding, and knowledge in the following areas:

  • A minimum CCNP equivalent skill level with hands-on experience of OSPF, RIP, RIP2, and BGP routing protocols. High-end Cisco switching and routing; VPN technologies, in particular, EoMPLS/MPLS/TAG; MPLS-QoS; network-design; configuration; troubleshooting
  • Good understanding of network security issues and protective methods within a service provider environment
  • Demonstrate a proactive approach to network security, with solid experience of Fortinet security devices, and IPSec VPN configuration
  • Good understanding of SD-WAN technologies
  • Hands on experience with Fortinet products, including FortiGate, FortiWiFi, and ideally the built-in SD-WAN capabilities
  • Use of Network Management applications (e.g.: tools such as Nagios; CCTI; RRDtool; Orchestream/IPSA)
  • Hands on experience with Cisco Routers / Switches from CPE up to ASR9k and Nexus
  • Experience with Cisco ASA firewall products
  • Experience with Cisco, Netscaler or other GSLB/SLB technologies
  • ADSL / SDSL / PPPoA and associated broadband technologies
  • Linux/Unix Operating Systems experience
  • Hands on experience in scripting (e.g. Python, Bash, Perl)
  • Strong Service provider background


If this is of interest, please do call Debs on 020824 66076 or email her on